Our first day here the kids and I decided to spend the day at the hotel. Vivian was still feverish, with no other symptoms, and while we joked around about her having the Corona virus I figured a day to just lounge in front of the TV was definitely in order. Unfortunately the day in front of the TV didn't do anything for her fever, and the second day in front of the TV only resulted in everyone feeling a little crazy and a fever and cough for me. We decided that it was time to visit an urgent care, where Viv tested positive for Influenza A, you know, the form that is completely preventable if you bother to get your flu shot. It doesn't count if you just intend to get that shot for you and yours, unfortunately. We returned to the hotel room armed with Tamiflu for everyone (except Justin since the army does his flu shot so he isn't victimized by my irresponsibility), and after a lot of discussion decided that a day outdoors would probably make everyone, even flu-ridden as we were, feel better. We went to Gettysburg on Sunday and were practicing social distancing before I'd even heard the term.
Yesterday when Justin got released we took a mostly empty metro into the city to see the cherry blossoms on the mall. The mall was actually full of people running, and people looking at cherry blossoms. For a few blissful hours life felt actually kind of normal. It was nice, really nice.